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ONGOLO’s goal is to promote talented Africans. Just 7/100 people on the TIME100: The Most Influential People of 2021 list? We can do better in ...future. 🙏🏾

But today we celebrate this diverse group who are flying the flag high for #Africa.


Africa is home to over 70% of the world's 40m people living with HIV/AIDS. News that the @JNJNews HIV vaccine study had failed, was a severe ...blow.

But hope is not lost. J&J has embarked on another study and @moderna_tx has joined the race.


#Africa #HIV

Many congratulations to @ThusoMbedu who is on course to becoming South Africa’s next Hollywood A-list actress!

Read about her path to ...success in our latest blog post: https://ongolo.com/2021/08/31/thuso-mbedu-wins-hollywood-tv-breakout-star-award/

#SouthAfrica #Mzansi #Thusombedu #Hollywood

It is widely believed that oysters were working class food that became posh in the 19th century.

In this week's article, we explore ...the history of oysters and share three exciting recipes from South Africa, Kenya and Togo. Enjoy! #oysters #food


This is a fantastic opportunity for talented Africans to learn on one of the continent’s top fellowship programs. Apply now!

📣 Calling future #African leaders! 📣

Applications for the 2022 Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships are now open 🎉

Apply by 15 October for the opportunity to spend a year working for @AfDB_Group, @ECA_OFFICIAL or @ITCnews ⤵️ #MIFFellows



One. More. Sleep.

Tomorrow, the
draw takes place! 🔥

Africa has the potential to win more than 54 medals at #Paris2024 We need to set the right ambition and create a Pan-African strategy that overcomes... the challenges (Olympic politics), funding for athletes and leverage best practice across #Africa

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Eyes on Paris 2024: Africa's quest for Olympic glory | ONGOLO

Africa can win more than 50 medals at Paris 2024 with a clear and ambitious continental strategy designed to identify and support talent to win medals


Nous sommes rentrés au Pays avec " notre médaille " la présenter au Président de la République et lui témoigner toute notre ...reconnaissance ainsi qu'à toute la nation pour vos prières, vos encouragements et vos soutiens indéfectibles pendant cette incroyable aventure... https://t.co/o0iZfGxSWl

Avec notre compatriote @HuguesZango_TS médaillé de bronze aux jeux Olympiques de Tokyo.
J'ai réitéré à notre champion la fierté de toute la Nation pour cette performance.
Je lui ai réaffirmé mon engagement à soutenir son projet pour Paris 2024
Encore toutes mes félicitations !

Indications are that we may be headed for a change of government. If that is confirmed, my hope would be for a smooth transition that accords ...President Lungu full dignity.

Wishing you all a happy weekend!

What’s on your playlist?

We’re enjoying the best of African music as curated by @apple ...music!

Ex, a fantastic track by Kenyan artist @nikita_kering is on repeat!

#weekend #weekendvibes #applemusic #music #kenya #nikitakering #africa #publicrelations #marketing

The TIME100: The Most Influential People of 2021 list includes seven accomplished Africans:

Ngozi-Okonjo-Iweala (Nigeria 🇳🇬): the ...first African and first female Director General of the World Trade Organisation

Felwine Sarr (Senegal 🇸🇳): co-author of the 2018 colonial restitution report commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron

Phyllis Omido (Kenya 🇰🇪): environmental activist who won the 2015 Goldman Prize and was featured the BBC 100 Women series in November. 2020

@angeliquekidjo (Benin 🇧🇯): the Queen of Afropop is a four-time GRAMMY winner and has has three Billboard #1 hits plus 14 Top 10 songs

@danielkaluuya (Uganda 🇺🇬): the Black Panther star swept the awards season in 2021 for his role in the other Black Panther movie, Judas and the Black Messiah

Sara Menker (Ethiopia 🇪🇹): former Morgan Stanley investment banker who founded Gro Intelligence which provides AI-powered data on food prices, agriculture and weather

John N. Nkengasong (Cameroon 🇨🇲): virologist and inaugural Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention who has led Africa’s fight against Covid-19

More details on each honouree: https://ongolo.com/2021/09/17/7-africans-among-the-time100-the-most-influential-people-of-2021/

#africa #okonjoiweala #sarr #omido #angeliquekidjo #danielkaluuya #menker #nkengasong #time100 #power #influencer #proudlyafrican #teamafrica

@husnah_kukundakwe made history at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as the first Ugandan swimmer to qualify and the youngest Paralympian. We are ...excited to see her again at Paris 2024 Paralympics!

African para-athletes bagged 63 medals at the recently ended Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. While the result was far better than the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (37 medals won by Team Africa), it was a significant drop from the 87 medals won at Rio 2016 Paralympics.

In today’s article we explore the question: Has Africa lost interest in the Paralympics?


#paralympics #tokyo #tokyo2020 #tokyoparalympics #disability #diversity #equity #inclusion

Africa is home to over 70% of the world's 40 million people living with HIV/AIDS. News that the Johnson & Johnson HIV vaccine study ...(Imbokodo, which means ‘rock’ in Zulu) had failed, was a severe blow to the continent where AIDS is the fourth leading cause of death.

But hope is not lost. J&J has embarked on another study while Moderna, which is riding the wave of success with its mRNA-technology Covid-19 vaccine, has also joined the race to conquer one of science’s most challenging viruses.

Read more in today’s morning post: https://ongolo.com/2021/09/15/search-for-the-hiv-vaccine-suffers-a-major-setback/

#hiv #aids #africa #vaccine #virus

Traditional marketing strategies used by tourism boards across Africa have always targeted a particular type of client: foreign (usually American, ...European and increasingly, Asian), older (Baby Boomers and Gen X) and the affluent.

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has jumped on the popular TikTok bandwagon to share one of nature’s greatest events live and to entice the younger generations to support wildlife conservation and go on safari.

This is just the beginning of a new way of tourism marketing as we explain in today's blog post: https://ongolo.com/2021/09/05/kenya-tourism-boards-tiktok-strategy-to-woo-gen-z/

#tiktok #travel #tourism #kenya #greatmigration #maasaimara #serengeti #zambia #southafrica #liveevents

South Africa’s @thuso.mbedu is living her best life! The talented 30 year-old actress won a @hollywoodcriticsassociation (HCA) TV Breakout Star ...award this past weekend for her outstanding performance as Cora, a slave girl who makes a bid for freedom in the @bandrybarry adaption of @theugrailroadtv.

Thuso has had quite the year during which she has been featured on the covers of @wmag, made @oprah cry, attended the @fastandfuriousde premiere as a guest of her fellow South African @charlizeafrica and been cast with @violadavis in a movie about female warriors from West Africa’s powerful Dahomey kingdom.

We are beyond excited about what this beautiful and gracious star has yet to offer the world! Yebo!

Read more about how she overcome the death of her mother at the age of 4 to become South Africa’s next Hollywood A-list star in our latest blog post:


#thusombedu #thuso #actress #hollywood #awards #southafrica #africa

ONGOLO will be covering the African Nations Championships in Cameroon from Sunday 9 January to Sunday 6 February 2022. We are looking for the ...following:

* Accommodation: a fully furnished 2 bedroom apartment or cottage in a secure part of Yaoundé with wifi and cable tv. Max budget: $1,500 including all utility bills.

* Driver: bilingual (English and French) driver and car for transportation to Olembe and Ahmadou Ahidjo stadiums plus potential drive to Limbe stadium

* Tour operator providing packages to Cameroon tourist attractions

* Bilingual local social media influencers/ sports commentators / freelance journalists in Yaoundé, Limbe, Bafoussam, Douala and Garoua to provide content

Please get in touch! [email protected]

#afcon2021 #football #africa #cameroon #sports #commentators #influencer

@cristiano heading to @manchesterunited ! How do the fans in Africa feel about this?

#ronaldo #cristianoronaldo #manutd #football #fan ...#africa

It is widely believed that oysters were working class food that became posh when restricted supply pushed up prices in the 19th century.

In... this week's article, we briefly explore the global history of oysters and its perceived gentrification, highlight the main producers in Africa and share three exciting recipes from South Africa, Kenya and Togo. Enjoy!


#oysters #food #foodie #london #recipes